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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 63,749 People

    I harmed myself again.

    .. Add 1 more scar.
    Tsb1092 Tsb1092 22-25, M 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    About age 7 my mother left our family.

    She came back and left multiple times until age 13 when she came back pregnant. My dad loved her and accepted that and took responsibility. year later she left again. I have never tried to hold any of that against her and I have tried to keep a somewhat of a relationship with...
    username4all username4all 31-35, M 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    If your battling depression please look up the

    YouTube channel Douglas Bloch
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I need help. Idk where to find it.

    I don't have anyone. I carry a huge weight with me, wherever I go. Sooner or later, I am going to break completely, because I am severely weak.
    lovelysad lovelysad 16-17, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 35 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I know I'm not going to kill myself.

    I don't enough courage to do it. I'm not looking for someone to tell me, "don't do it" or "it's not worth it" or whatever. I don't cut. I suffocate myself. I take whatever I can find, wrap it around my neck, and pull. I pull until I see black dots. Until I start loosing my...
    MatchedWithBlack MatchedWithBlack 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    Learning to breathe and let go are two of the

    hardest things I’ve forced myself to do every day it seems harder than the next to just take a moment and let go of my stress and worry. I miss my father so much it hurts. I think of his smile and sometimes hear his laughter in my mind. It makes me want to cry and breakdown...
    blackskys blackskys 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 19 Responses Jul 7

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    I've been diagnosed with depression

    since I was 13. I used to be so over emotional, I would cry at everything. But now, I feel nothing. No emotions. My hamster died and I didn't feel anything, does that make me a horrible person? I feel like a shell of a person I used to be. The old me is gone. I suffer with a...
    MrsKAura MrsKAura 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I may be depressed, I see everything negative,

    I was prescribed Zoloft but didn't take it because I feel like I shouldn't have to depend on a pill... I now just work and think, but my thinking goes beyond plans and what others think...I think about possibilities, like, what if the world disappeared? What if our time came and...
    edward012 edward012 18-21, M 7 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 31 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Everything is just going

    so wrong now, I've never felt worse, my therapist had to re schedule me for next month because she has so many patients, the cuts keep getting deeper and I really don't have much left honestly. Getting out of bed every morning talking smiling everything takes so much energy now...
    emgg emgg 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Every day since February,

    I keep track of good and bad days on a calendar with smileys and reverse smileys, and then I count the number of smileys and reverse smileys in a month. In September it has been six bad days, 1/5 of all days were bad, which would not be so bad, except the last time I had that...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 21 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Hey fam please check out The YouTube channel

    Douglas Bloch it will save your life
    jon5400 jon5400 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    Today I am having a lot of those thoughts.

    .where I seriously just can't stand look at anyone or talk because I was ******* antagonized by my ex and he thinks it's funny and I'm like seriously are you ******* kidding me he ****** me off soo much....now I'm just in this depression mood I haven't felt in a while....ughh...
    kennyamazing kennyamazing 13-15, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm so tired of feeling like this I'm

    so tired of worrying about the future I'm so tired of being angry I'm so tired but I cant sleep I'm so tired of being tired I'm so tired but my mind keeps me awake I'm so tired but I have to be here simply for my friends I'm so tired of the jealousy I'm so tired of my broken...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 19 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    The present is slipping into the past My future

    seems as bleak as today Will the misery go on? I could change it all today Give myself a better future And let that become my present You can't be happy with your past unless you are happy with your present. If you don't enjoy your present, change your future. If you have...
    samyoung8 samyoung8 18-21, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    I have suffered bouts of crippling depression on

    and off for around six years now. At the moment I can't work because it's so bad, I barely have the energy or the will to do anything and sometimes I just get so angry and frustrated because I just don't physically have the energy to do things. Anyway, I just wanted to let...
    RealJax0009 RealJax0009 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    Day of judgment? Die-ary entry.

    Nothing but memories flowing thru my brain, depression has dug in deep, I know I can't fight it any longer... I don't think anyone would have fought this as long as I have... Only those people are more brave than me... They would have slit the wrist and said goodbye... But I...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I don't want someone

    who can listen, I want someone who can understand..
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 30 Responses Jan 12

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    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 3 Responses 16 mins ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    MaryJay712 MaryJay712 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 76 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I know your name; David I know how old you are;

    18 I know when I met you; 2004 I know how long we have been friends; 10 years I know what you got me for my birthday: A tattoo and lip piercing I know what kind of cigarettes you smoke; Marlboro Black Menthol 100′s I know what kind of alcohol you hate the most; Cherry Vodka...
    forgottenheart forgottenheart 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    All of a sudden the clouds have moved in over

    me again. I'm not leaving bed. All I can think about is how it's not going to get better, and I feel so defeated. The darkness wins and I have surrendered. It's too much to handle. Please don't say generic things like 'it will get better' because it's things like that which...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 15 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 11 Responses Aug 10

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    My "dark" Friend

    I wake up in the morning and before I can open my eyes I know that its there. The covers are heavy with sweat from nightmares I'll never remember. I inhale deeply through my nose, it must have woken it up. "Good night sleep?" it asks. "You know it wasn't." I can hear it...
    WhyBother22 WhyBother22 22-25, M 24 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    To understand...You have to read my story.

    . So I have a thing called, Selective Mutism, look it up because I'm not going to tell you. Because of this some people in my school mistook this for me being too stupid to talk or something and decided to bully me for years. (They were mostly boys) Eventually when I entered...
    Riukkuyo Riukkuyo 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I'm in an odd place. I am a Borderline

    Personality Disorder sufferer, I was diagnosed in 2012. My marriage has ended, through my choice, and I have been telling myself the reasons behind my decision were sound. Now I'm starting to wonder if I've kidded myself into thinking my marriage had to end, and that really I...
    mikken78 mikken78 31-35, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I've often said I wanted to kill myself.

    To be honest, I fear dying (what happens after death), but I want to die. At this point, my life simply has degenerated into a total hell, and there really is no hope for things to get better. I know some of you would say that it does get better and there is hope, but if you...
    SturmWind SturmWind 16-17, M 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    (A little poem I wrote ,

    ps don't start with me about the punctuation I'm too sleepy to care XD.) I don't laugh , I don't smile or cry I don't hold my head up cause the answers won't fall out of the sky . I don't feel and I don't know why , but my heart wants to live while my head is saying die.
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 1 Response 53 mins ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 39 Responses Aug 28

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    nicoleleightonx nicoleleightonx 18-21, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 16

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 16 Responses May 27

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